Thankfully, God does not judge humans by mere external appearances.
In America, as we continue to see the influx of people from all different cultures, who have all different colors of skin, it is imperative that we search the Scriptures so see how we should live.
Actually, the prohibitions were not strictly against Jewish-Gentile marriages as racial mixture, but against believer-unbeliever marriages (cf. Solomon was judged for marrying, not simply foreign women, but foreign women who believed in false gods.
In fact, in the Old Testament provisions were made for Gentiles to convert to Judaism (cf. One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! “But,” someone may say, "the New Testament prohibits being unequally yoked.
Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.
But I do think there is a unique struggle for a young, single, black woman.
We have unhelpful comments from people like Taye Diggs "jokingly" perpetuating the stereotype that black women are harsh and hard to deal with.We are presently most closely committed to the definition given last summer at the Presbyterian Church in America annual meeting: “Racism is an explicit or implicit belief or practice that qualitatively distinguishes or values one race over other races.” That is what I mean when I say I was a racist growing up in Greenville, South Carolina.My attitudes and actions were demeaning and disrespectful toward non-whites. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother . But what about being joined with someone from another people group in the covenant relationship of marriage? and the two shall become one flesh.’” It’s one thing to be theoretically willing to embrace those from other people groups as our brothers and sisters, and perhaps even as our friends. Often they will argue that marriage with foreigners (implying people both of different culture and color) was prohibited throughout the Old Testament.